shri rAma chAritra manjari – III

shri rAma chAritra manjari – shlOka III

Source: shri gururAja saMputa – Volume 1 – published by mantralaya matha

kaikEyeepreetihEtOssasahajanRupajO valkalee yAnaraNyaM

gangAtAree guhArchyaH kRutaruchirajaTO geeShpatEH putramAnyaH |

teerthvA kRuShNAM prayAtO&vatu nijamamalaM chitrakUTaM prapannaM

svAMbAbhirbhrAtaraM taM shrutajanakagatissAntvayanvyuptateerthaH || 3 ||

Words in the shlOka

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kaikEyee, preeti, hEtO, sahajanRupajaH, valkalee, yAn, araNyaM, gangAtAree, guha, archyaH, kRutaruchirajaTaH, geeShpatEH, putramAnyaH, teerthvA, kRuSHNAM, prayAtaH,  avatu, nijaM, amalaM, chitrkUTaM, prapannaM, svAMbAbhiH, bhrAtaraM, taM, shrutajanakagatiH, sAntvayaN, vyuptateerthaH

Word meanings

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kaikEyee – Queen kaikEyee

preeti – affection

hEtO – for (as reason)

sahajanRupaja – with lakshmana and seeta

valkalee – robes made from tree barks

yAn – having gone

araNyaM – to the forest

gangAtAree – having crossed the ganga

guha – boatman called guha

archyaH – having been worshipped

krutaruchirajaTaH – wearing a mind-pleasing jaTa (hair lock)

geeShpatEH – of bruhaspati

putramAnyaH – son of (i.e. sage bharadhwAja)

teerthvA – having crossed

kRuSHNAM – the river yamuna

prayAtaH – reached

avatu – may HE protect

nijaM – true

amalaM – clean (without any defect)

chitrakUTaM – the mountain called chitrakUTa

prapannaM – having reached (been to)

svAMbAbhiH – along with HIS mother (kausalyA)

bhrAtaraM – brother (bharata)

taM – that

shrutajanakagatiH – having heard the news of HIS father’s death

sAntvayaN – consoling

vyuptateerthaH – ONE who gave tarpana

Meaning

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In order to please Queen Kaikeyi (her wish), Lord rAma, along with his brother and wife, put on robes made of tree barks, and went to the forest. HE, the ONE who put on a beautiful jaTa, then crossed the gangA, having been worshipped by guha.

HE was then worshipped by sage bharadhwaja, the son of bruhaspati. HE then crossed the river yamuna, and reached the clean and peaceful place called chitrakUTa.

LORD rAma then got to know the news of the death of HIS father when his brother bharata came there along with HIS mother and others. HE consoled HIS brother and gave tarpaNa as HIS dharma towards the departed soul.

May such a LORD always protect us!

Notes: (self attempt)

  • By stating that it was LORD rAma who consoled bharata, even though he just got the news, rayaru shows how LORD is unattached and unaffected by anything in samsAra
  • The mention of ganga, yamuna, beautiful chitrakUta and meeting of sages like bharadhwaja is to highlight the point that LORD did not suffer in any which way during the stay in the forest

shri krishNArpaNamastu

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